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Ayr – Preview 14th May 2024

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

There is plenty of Scottish interest in the £15,000 feature race at Ayr on Tuesday night with five of the seven runners trained north of the border.

Jim Goldie is triple-handed in the 6f Unite Raceday With Martin Kemp Handicap while Linda Perratt and Katie Scott are both represented.

East Kilbride-based Perratt saddles top-weight The Caltonian and she said: “He’s yet to win on turf but he had a really good autumn and winter on the all-weather and won us five races. His turf mark is a wee bit lower and it also helps that Jonny Peate, who knows him well, can still claim 3lbs.”

Goldie runs Rock Melody, Be Proud and Jordan Electrics with the last two course and distance winners at the track.

Katie Scott, who recorded a personal-best 18 winners in 2023, will be hoping Slainte Mhath can repeat a course and distance success she achieved around this time two years ago.

Goldie could also have a major say in the Weddings At Western House Hotel Handicap with Kelpie Grey, who is on a hat-trick following back-to-back wins at Musselburgh over 7f and a mile.

The card opens with the Book Bounce Bingo At Ayr Racecourse Maiden Stakes in which 175,000gns yearling Cuan bids to build on her encouraging second-placed effort at Doncaster recently.